Data Scientist



Generaal de Wittelaan 11B Mechelen Belgium

Function type

R&D - Bio IT


About Biocartis

Biocartis is an innovative molecular diagnostics company committed to revolutionize molecular testing with its unique proprietary IdyllaTM platform. We provide next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and the healthcare industry, with a focus on oncology.
Biocartis’ proprietary molecular diagnostics (MDx) IdyllaTM platform is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time PCR system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample, in virtually any setting, allowing fast and effective treatment selection and treatment progress monitoring.
Biocartis employs over 450 people and is headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium.

Data Scientist

  • Support the Biocartis organisation by performing data analysis that is needed for product development (assays, instruments, manufacturing line…), QC release and on market support.

  • Support assay development teams by developing decision trees that will be integrated into the assay specific software.

  • Support assay development teams (internal and partner) with assay specific software development and writing.

  • Support the assay development teams with respect to scientific software tools and data management.


  • Develops tools and methods to facilitate analysis of the data generated during:

    • Assay Development

    • Cartridge production (including raw materials and semi-finished products)

    • Instrument production

    • Field usage

  • Develops the decision tree that will be integrated in the assay specific software;

  • Writes assay specific software for our Idylla platform (LUA scripting, xml) in support of new assay development requirements of R&D and IVD. This includes definition of methods and data treatment algorithms and documentation;

  • Performs data mining tasks, statistical analyses and assist other project team members with these tasks;

  • Keeps abreast of latest developments in bioinformatics tools to ensure state-of-the-art environment;

  • Works as a member of a team, is responsible for organizing own time and resources in an optimal fashion. Prioritizes assigned projects and manages time accordingly. Is able to handle more than one project simultaneously;

  • Provides planning input and estimations for their work to support the assay PM (project planning), functional lead and Bio IT manager (resource planning).

Profile requirements

  • Bachelor or Master in Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics with experience in life sciences or equivalent through experience;

  • Bachelor or Master in life science discipline with 2-5  years’ experience in computational biology or equivalent through experience;

  • SW Development Lifecycle: planning, requirements, design, implementation, verification;

  • Risk analysis and mitigation;

  • Controlled development according to planning, work instructions and procedures;

  • Validation;

  • Expert knowledge of:

    • Scripting (LUA, Python)

    • Data analysis;

  • Basic knowledge of:

    • Mathematical programming  ( R )

    • Data visualization (Spotfire is a plus)

    • Statistics

    • Machine learning (classification, regression, …)

    • Deep Learning

    • SQL query

    • non-relational databases (Big data) is a plus

    • Molecular Biology

    • Science skills (Electronics, software, mechanics, chemistry, physics, optics, thermodynamics, fluids);

  • Software and database applications:

    • Basic knowledge of Spotfire

    • Basic knowledge in IBM Synergy & Change, git, Team Foundation Server (TFS);

  • Good communication skills - Communicates with clarity: speaks and writes clearly and to-the-point; active listener;

  • Planning & organization - Plans and organizes own work(load) in an effective way by setting priorities and meeting deadlines;

  • Analytical thinker - Gathers information from varied sources, analyzes data in a critical way using common sense and logical thinking; 

  • Adaptable to change - Is open for change and willing to adapt to changing tasks, priorities and unexpected events Accepts and implements change and adapts, even in difficult situations;

  • Resilient - Displays a positive attitude in the face of ambiguity, stress and change;

  • Legislation and regulation: knowledge of applicable IVD legislation and standards (IVD, IEC62304, ISO13485, cfr21part810,…) is a plus;

  • Languages: fluent in English both written and spoken, knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Our offering

We offer you a challenging job in an exciting environment, working for top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team in a highly innovative environment. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job. Your input is highly appreciated. Of course we offer you a fitting compensation package.

Interested? Please apply via

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